Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. Georgia Southern Eagles - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Southern Eagles (20-6) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (16-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Cajundome)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles will travel to the Holmes Convocation Center to take on the UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Georgia Southern Eagles improved to 20-6 (13-4 Sun Belt) on the season after defeating the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 77-58, this past Thursday. Georgia Southern shot 48.3% from the field and 30.8% (4-13) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Eagles was Angel Matias who had 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Georgia Southern is ranked 139th in the RPI Standings and has played the 334th ranked SOS. On the season, the Eagles have been led by Jelani Hewitt (18.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.8 apg) and Trent Wiedeman (12.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg). Georgia Southern is averaging 70.6 ppg (ranked 92nd) on 42.8% shooting (ranked 207th). The Eagles average 7.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 45th) and commit 12.4 turnovers per game (ranked 140th). Georgia Southern is holding their opponents to an average of 60.9 ppg (ranked 49th) on 39.1% shooting (ranked 32nd). The Eagles pull down 38.36 total rpg (ranked 23rd) and have a turnover margin of 2.2 (ranked 43rd).
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The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns improved to 16-12 (10-7 Sun Belt) on the season after defeating the UT-Arlington Mavericks, 81-70, this past Saturday. UL Lafayette shot 49.2% from the field and 44.4% (8-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Ragin' Cajuns was Shawn Long who had 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 assists. UL Lafayette is ranked 189th in the RPI Standings and has played the 218th ranked SOS. On the season, the Ragin' Cajuns have been led by Shawn Long (17.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 1.6 bpg) and Brian Williams (10.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.0 apg). UL Lafayette is averaging 78.5 ppg (ranked 15th) on 46.4% shooting (ranked 55th). The Ragin' Cujans average 14.5 apg (ranked 57th) however, commit 14.7 turnovers per game (ranked 315th). UL Lafayette is holding their opponents to an average of 70.8 ppg (ranked 284th on 43.0% shooting (ranked 183rd). The Ragin' Cujans pull down 39.68 total rpg (ranked 8th) and have a rebound margin of 6.0 (ranked 23rd).
The Eagles are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games and 14-5-2 ATS in their last 18 vs. the Sun Belt. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Georgia Southern regained their dominating form over Appalachian State as they were impressive on both the defensive and offensive ends. UL Lafayette continued their winning ways with a nice double-digit victory and now have won three in a row. Georgia Southern can score the ball but heavily rely on their defensive to win games. The Ragin' Cajuns will push the ball whenever they have the chance, and rely on outscoring teams to win games. Georgia Southern has been a great pick ATS all year long and although they faded a bit lately, I think they'll be able to slow down UL Lafayette enough to pull out a victory in this one. Take Ga Southern and the points.